Media coverage about The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) has been trending positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Carlyle Group L.P. earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3238508705654 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- [$$] David Rubenstein’s Five Private-Equity Predictions (finance.yahoo.com)
- Apax, Carlyle to Consider Bids for Indian Insurer Stake (finance.yahoo.com)
- [$$] Carlyle Eyes Varo Energy IPO Valuing It at Around $2 Billion (finance.yahoo.com)
- Envision Buyout Price Could Approach $50 Per Share, Says Oppenheimer (talkmarkets.com)
- Carlyle LP : NIF Group Acquires Agency Intermediaries, Inc. (4-traders.com)
Several equities analysts have weighed in on CG shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Credit Suisse Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.78.
The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $639.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $668.32 million. The Carlyle Group L.P. had a net margin of 5.43% and a return on equity of 43.32%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.66 earnings per share. analysts expect that The Carlyle Group L.P. will post 2.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.56 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. This is an increase from The Carlyle Group L.P.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.64%. The Carlyle Group L.P.’s payout ratio is 127.27%.
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The Carlyle Group L.P. Company Profile
The Carlyle Group L.P. is a diversified multi-product global alternative asset management firm. The Company operates in four segments: Corporate Private Equity (CPE), Real Assets, Global Market Strategies (GMS) and Investment Solutions. Corporate Private Equity advises its buyout and growth capital funds, which pursue various corporate investments of different sizes and growth potentials.
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